With 'Justine' undergoing preparations for repainting, 1091 was used over the August bank holiday, when the weather behaved itself most of the time, resulting in a reasonably healthy number of passengers. One visitor flew over from Germany on a day trip just to see 1091 in action. He has promised to return for the Gala.
'Justine' is not the only loco to be receiving a repaint. The ex-Gloucester Corporation Motor Rail is also looking good in its shiny green livery, which will be finished off shortly, in time for the Gala.
In connection with the Gala, there will be a night shoot for photographers on Saturday 6 October from 7.30pm, with steam locos posed for pictures. Cost is £20, please email if you wish to be included.